The first week of 2017 saw a large group of teens in a fight and a woman assaulted during a home invasion robbery.
606 Fight and Shooting: Man Charged After ‘Warning Shot’
A 39-year-old man was arrested and charged with firing a warning shot toward a group of younger men or teenagers who were pounding on the windows of an apartment, the Sun-Times reports.
The problems started when the man and the group of apparent teenagers got into a physical altercation on The 606 trail Jan. 2, DNAinfo reports. After the fight, the man went to an apartment located in the 1800 block of North Spaulding Avenue just steps from the trail. He does not reside there, according to his arrest record.
The group of seven to 10 possible teens then came to the apartment and began banging on the windows. Neighbors said that’s when the man fired a warning shot to scare them off.
The man was identified as Richard Tobar of the 500 block of West 27th Street. He was charged with a single felony and a single misdemeanor count. It was unclear why the initial confrontation started.
Woman Sexually Assaulted During Home Invasion in Wicker Park
A Wicker Park woman was “fondled” and robbed during a home invasion in Wicker Park Jan. 1, DNAinfo reports. The break-in took place at the 2100 block of West Concord Place, located just a few blocks south of the border with Logan Square. Concord Place extends west from Milwaukee Avenue behind the strip mall that contains The UPS Store, Toppers Pizza and 7-Eleven.
The suspect in the break-in is described by the victim as a black male standing 6 feet tall and weighing 170 to 175 pounds.
Map Demonstrates Logan Square’s Good Fortune in 2016 Shootings
DNAinfo created a map of the city with each 2016 shooting marked in red. The map illustrates how relatively safe Logan Square was compared to other parts of the city, including our neighbors, Hermosa and Humboldt Park.
Citywide, shootings were up nearly 50 percent in 2016 compared to 2015.